East Carolina 101, Milligan 45

Miguel Paul scored a career-high 19 points in East Carolina’s

101-45 rout of Milligan on Saturday night in the season opener for

East Carolina.

Paul, a 6-foot-3 transfer from Missouri, scored 12 of his 19

points in the second half and added seven assists and four steals

in his East Carolina debut. Paul didn’t miss a shot all night,

hitting all seven of his attempts from the field and two

3-pointers.

Six different East Carolina players scored in double figures as

the Pirates shot 50 percent (35 of 70) from the field and an

impressive 61.9 percent (13 of 21) from 3-point range.

Maurice Kemp and Austin Steed both finished with double-doubles,

grabbing 11 rebounds each, to help East Carolina control the post

and outscore Milligan 34-14 in the paint.

Kyle Grisby scored 15 points for Milligan, but the Buffaloes

only shot 35.2 percent (19 of 54) from the field.